If the LUTS are not treated before the hernial repair, there is a high recurrence rate. Patients with IH are questioned about LUTS and Benign prostatic hyperplasia BOO which does not include evaluation with IPSS. The objective of the study was to assess the LUTS with IPSS and urine flow rate in male patients with IH with who does not complain of LUTS. The patients were assessed by IPSS and uroflowmetry. The most severe symptom of LUTS among Hernia patients was weak stream. Out of the sample 35% of them had mild LUTS, 50.83% of them had moderate LUTS and 14.16% of them had severe LUTS. Most of the patients did complain of a weak stream, but only very few complained of straining. Majority of patients had moderate LUTS. Assessing the LUTS with IPSS and urine flow rate help to identify patients with BOO in asymptomatic patients with IH.
AUB Pethiyagoda, K Pethiyagoda (2018); Objective Assessment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in Patients with Inguinal Hernia (IH) ;
Int J Sci Res Publ 8(1) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0118.php?rp=P737120